GSD Course Bulletin - Spring 2014
This term's information was last refreshed on 12 MAY 2015 14:55:41.
Courses taught by Joyce Klein-Rosenthal
05216 [M4]: Analytic Methods: Qualitative (SES 0521600)
Urban Planning and Design
Lecture - 2 credits
This course is a module. It lasts the second half of the semester only.
Monday Wednesday 10:00 - 11:30 Gund 518
This module reviews the epistemologies of urban knowledge. How do planners and designers know what they know? We will discuss methods of field research in urban planning and social science: how urbanists explore and investigate urban life, the quality of planning processes and the built environment. How do we gather evidence through original research and design practical research initiatives to answer our questions? This module introduces students to selected qualitative methods for thinking about urban planning research. Students learn about and practice field research techniques, including interview, observation, surveys, and case study. The module also discusses the fundamentals of research ethics.
Course Assignments: Satisfactory completion of the course includes structured assignments to apply and test learning of the research techniques discussed in class and in course readings. Three short homework assignments will be assigned prior to break-out sessions and discussed in small groups. There will be a final class exercise discussed in class in April.
05469: Environmental Planning & Sustainable Development (SES 0546900)
Urban Planning and Design
Lecture - 4 credits
Tuesday Thursday 10:00 - 11:30 Gund 124
The goal of this course is to provide an introduction to the ideas and information necessary to integrate environmental viability and sustainable development with other primary concerns of urban planners, namely, equity, healthy communities and economic development. The course will explore the historical roots of current trends in environmental planning; examine theories that have developed recently to encourage the restructuring and redesign of land use patterns, environmental regulation and systems of production; and review the status of some of the basic methods and processes of environmental planning. These topics will be discussed in terms of two practice areas: environmental management (policy and regulatory decisions) and environmental planning and design (including land use planning and site design). The focus will be on providing an overview of the major concepts, actors, and methods involved in or used in the decision-making context, analyzing the consequences of this decision-making, while emphasizing innovation in planning to address complex and related problems in the urban environment - water supply, air quality, waste production and disposal, land use and natural systems, resilience to extreme weather events and environmental health disparities.
The objectives of the course are twofold: to understand the methods and practical process of urban environmental planning, and to critically analyze existing plans and planning tools and processes in terms of social equity objectives and the goals of sustainable development.
09201: Independent Study by Candidates for Masters Degrees (ADV 0920100)
Independent Study - 4 credits
Ann Forsyth, Beth Altringer, Neil Brenner, Joan Busquets, Felipe Correa, Diane Davis, Peter Del Tredici, Sonja Duempelmann, Ed Eigen, K. Michael Hays, Michael Hooper, Jane Hutton, Niall Kirkwood, Joyce Klein-Rosenthal, Sanford Kwinter, Kiel Moe, Richard Peiser, Robert Pietrusko, Peter Rowe, David Sanderson, Jorge Silvetti, James Stockard, Maryann Thompson, Bing Wang, Matthew Wilson, Cameron Wu, Rahul Mehrotra
Students may take a maximum of 8 credit units with different instructors in this course series.Prerequisites: Graduate standing. Candidates may arrange individual work focusing on subjects or issues that are of interest to them but are not available through regularly offered course work. Students must submit an independent study petition and secure approval of their advisor and of the faculty member sponsoring the study.
09304: Independent Thesis for the Degree Master in Design Studies (ADV 0930400)
Research Seminar - 8 credits
Leire Asensio Villoria, Martin Bechthold, Pierre Bélanger, Eve Blau, Neil Brenner, K. Michael Hays, Timothy Hyde, Hanif Kara, Joyce Klein-Rosenthal, Ali Malkawi, Panagiotis Michalatos, Kiel Moe, Holly Samuelson, Allen Sayegh, Charles Waldheim, Andrew Witt, Ed Eigen
A student who selects this independent thesis for the degree Master in Design Studies pursues independent research of relevance to the selected course of study within the Master in Design Studies program, under the direction of a GSD faculty member. This option precludes taking any other independent study.
09305: Master of Design Studies Final Project (ADV 0930500)
Architecture, Landscape Architecture, Urban Planning and Design
Independent Study - 8 credits
The Final Project will consist of a theoretical/position component, and of a practical/experimental component. The scope of each of the two components will be determined according to the student's preference, and considering the specific character of the project in consultation with the area coordinator and the advisor. In exceptional cases the final project may be solely based on (expanded in scope and ambition) a theoretical component. A theoretical, written component is required for all final projects. The final project is equivalent to 8 units of coursework.
A written document presenting the original contribution to, and original argument for your artistic/design/research project defended within the context of current discourses in relevant disciplinary fields.
The theoretical argument must present the original methodology of the project and position it in relation to:
- Relevant present day artistic and design practices and their specific methodologies
- Relevant theoretical and critical discourses (including your elaborations on relevant 'pro' and 'contra' positions)
- The relevant historical tradition.
This component involves an original artistic/design project conceived, developed and presented as a public presentation, exhibition, installation, performance, action, and intervention in a physical or/and electronic space. The public presentation is a crucial part of the final project and is required. The Final Project's printed presentation as publishable document (that contains the theoretical argument and a graphic and textual presentation of the practical/experimental component)is also required.